UCL in the media
It's important that women understand the facts about fertility so that they can make informed choices on whether having children is right for them and when the best time is to start trying, says Professor Joyce Harper (UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health).
Dr Judy Stephenson (UCL Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management) explains that the government’s stop-start approach to big infrastructure projects like HS2 means industry sees it as unreliable and may seek to get a “risk premium” written into contracts.
Dr Vageesh Jain (UCL Institute for Global Health) argues that authorities should seek to ensure accessible and convenient vaccination services and engage with hard-to-reach groups before leaping to radical measures with little evidence base.
Dr Tom O’Grady (UCL Political Science) explains that Conservatives will need to win seats from Labour in the north of England and the Midlands if they are to win a big majority, given the likely losses in pro-remain areas in the south.
Professor Graeme Reid (UCL Office of the Vice-Provost, Research) discusses research funding post-Brexit, saying that researchers must be clearer about the importance of “blue skies” research and expressing concern about the shift towards specific project-based funding.
Enduring long-term trauma and abuse may leave people with an impaired ability to produce enough dopamine in their brains to cope with highly stressful situations, finds a study led by Dr Michael Bloomfield (UCL Psychiatry).
Visiting Professor Paul Ormerod (UCL Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty) reflects on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, arguing that socialism produces a grossly inefficient society run for the benefit of producers rather than consumers.
The UK should boost funding for basic research and create an equivalent of the European Research Council (ERC) if it withdraws from the EU's research-funding programme after Brexit, finds a report co-written by Professor Graeme Reid (UCL Office of the Vice-Provost: Research).